About the Book
I read stories to my kids when they were very young, many years ago. By and large, the stories were boring. So I must confess that I wrote the limericks to this book to entertain the adult who reads as well as the child who listens.
A former lawyer now pursuing a career in fine art, I am an expressionist painter trying to capture the spirit of my subject, be it man, animal or place. Since 2008 I have written, illustrated and published ten books of my animal paintings and limericks about each painting. The general theme of my books is that we are blessed in America with the an abundance of wild and domestic animals and natural environments they inhabit, and that we should show our appreciation by protecting them and restoring their natural habitats. In addition to the ten children's books dealing with the animal world, in 2014 I wrote and published "This is Our Land," markedly different from the others in that the emphasis is on the land and wilderness, and all my paintings included in the book are landscapes. Accompanying each painting is a quote from a noted writer, poet, naturalist or environmentalist about the value of our wilderness and its preservation for generations to come.